New and ongoing trial access

From 8 March new databases and a business platform will be available at the Library.

Last week we reported about the access of several OUP-databases, trial access ends on 31 October, 2021.

From 8 March, we offer free trials for two new sources:

  • SAGE Videos and Business Cases, will be available until 8 April,
  • Proquest One Business – a business platform, available until 8 May.

Links and content information is available at Databases/Trials.

Unique opportunity - Free trial access to several Oxford databases

Trial access has been established to the following Oxford databases: Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, University Press Scholarship, Very short introductions, Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Oxford Bibliographies. All databases are available in the databases’ list with a short content description and are searchable in SuperSearch. Trial ends on 31 October, 2021.

Academic Writing for Students - Training

Need some help with your term paper, BA/MA/PhD thesis or research paper? Join our new Academic Writing for Students Training! This 4-part training for members of the Corvinus community will help you become better at communicating your ideas in writing in an academic setting, whether at undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level. 
Outline of the training:

Lesson 1 (24th February, 2021)
The basics of successful academic writing (relevant topic, clear claim, good structure, clarity, simplicity, audience assessment).
How to use an appropriate style (grammar, vocabulary, text organisation, spelling and punctuation, tone and approach).
Lesson 2 (3rd March, 2021)
How to have an efficient structure (main claim, thesis and support, arguments and counterarguments, introduction, main discussion and conclusion, acknowledgements, further topics for research, limitations, methodology).
Lesson 3 (10th March, 2021)
The different genres of academic writing (BA thesis, MA thesis, PhD thesis, peer-reviewed journal article, conference abstract, conference presentation, conference poster): similarities and differences in purpose, structure, style, length and content.
Lesson 4 (17th March, 2021)
Technical and visual formatting: page layout and numbering, title hierarchy, font sizes and font type, paragraph formatting, spacing etc. The advantages and disadvantages of word processors (such as MS Word) and document preparation systems (such as LaTeX).

The course will be delivered digitally in Microsoft Teams. The instructor will create a Group for the participants in Microsoft Teams where the classes will take place.

 

Thesis Writing Training in English

Corvinus Library offers thesis writing and consultation sessions in the autumn semester again. Participants will pick up skills in the following fields: finding relevant sources, using efficient document search techniques. You can deepen your knowledge in the field of references and information will be provided about the use of Urkund text-recognition system at CUB. Writing tips and hints will help you to make a proper and stylish thesis. Trainings and consultations will be held online through Teams, please register with your Corvinus e-mail address.

Academic Writing for Researchers Training

Need some help with putting the results of your research into excellent Academic English? Join our new Academic Writing for Researchers Training! This 3-part training for PhD students and faculty members of Corvinus university will help you maximize the impact of your research by ensuring that your academic output has a high quality in terms of language, style and structure.
Outline of the training:

Lesson 1 (14th April, 2021)
The basics of successful academic writing (relevant topic, clear claim, good structure, clarity, simplicity, audience assessment).
How to use an appropriate style (grammar, vocabulary, text organisation, spelling and punctuation, tone and approach).
Lesson 2 (21st April, 2021)
How to have an efficient structure (main claim, thesis and support, arguments and counterarguments, introduction, main discussion and conclusion, acknowledgements, further topics for research, limitations, methodology).
Lesson 3 (28th April, 2021)
The different genres of academic writing (peer-reviewed journal article, conference abstract, conference presentation, conference poster): similarities and differences in purpose, structure, style, length and content.
Lesson 4 (5th May, 2021)
Technical and visual formatting: page layout and numbering, title hierarchy, font sizes and font type, paragraph formatting, spacing etc. The advantages and disadvantages of word processors (such as MS Word) and document preparation systems (such as LaTeX).

The course will be delivered digitally in Microsoft Teams. The instructor will create a Group for the participants in Microsoft Teams where the classes will take place.

To register, please fill in the form below.

 

Academic Writing Consultation

The aim of these consultation sessions is to help members of the Corvinus community (from undergrad to PhD student and lecturer level) in effectively communicating their ideas in writing in an academic setting in the English language. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their ongoing writing projects and they will receive expert advice on how to improve their writing in terms of structure, argumentation, style and language. We offer advice on term papers, BA and MA thesis, PhD dissertations, conference abstracts and scientific papers.
The consultation will be delivered digitally in Microsoft Teams. The instructor will call you at the start of the consultation. Please do not forget to send your paper/draft prior to the consultation, as instructed in the email that you will receive after registration.

To register, please fill in the form below.

 

Library temporarily closed due to technical reconstruction

The reading rooms of the library will be closed from 2 November, 2020 until 9 November, 2020 due to technical reconstruction. During this period, consultation rooms cannot be used. Part of the library collection will be moved; books from transferred collection will not be borrowable. Loan requests for other books can be submitted by filling in the form, librarians will give feedback in all cases.

During this period, the borrowing area on the 1st floor and the two Computer Labs can be used Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Reading Halls reopening together with usual borrowing services for Corvinus community will be restored by 10 November, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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